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Which activity?

Most important quality of a teacher.
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One of the ways to keep learners motivated in the classroom is to plan lessons which include a variety of activity types. This allows learners to learn in many different ways, which helps them to remain engaged and stimulated. Here’s a diagram which shows some teaching materials and activities which could motivate learners.

A diagram showing a variety of motivating classroom activities

Look at the diagram and try to think of an example for each activity which you think would work well in an English language classroom. Choose one of your ideas and share it with us in the comments section below. For example, you might choose a survey to find out learners’ interests, an article or story which you think would help students with their reading skills, or a particularly interesting topic for a class debate.

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